Linux

Quick Post: Visual Studio Code is now my Default SSH Client and Linux file Editor!

Visual Studio Code has become my default tool for almost everything I do these days when tinkering with automation and Infrastructure as Code. It’s also my default PowerShell editor and I have learnt to use the powerful plugins/modules that are made available through the Visual Studio Market Place Extension Library. It has come a long […] Read More

Quick Fix – Terraform Linux Remote-Exec Provisioner Errors without Exit Status

When deploying and configuring Linux as part of my Terraform plans, I have generally used a combination of script based or in-line Remote-Exec declarations to get the job done. A while back, while working on my Ansible CentOS Terraform deployment hack, I came across the following error when the executable shell script got to the […] Read More

Installing and Managing Veeam Agent for Linux with Backup & Replication

With the release of Update 3 of Veeam Backup & Replication we introduced the ability to manage agent from within the console. This was for both our Windows and Linux agents and aimed to add increased levels of manageability and control when deploying agents in larger enterprise type environments. For an overview of the features […] Read More

Quick Post – Configuring Key Based Authentication for AWS based Veeam Linux Repository

I’ve been doing a little more within AWS over the past month or so related to my work with VMware Cloud on AWS and the setting up of EC2 instances to use as Veeam Linux Repositories. When deploying a linux based instance in AWS you set a key pair to the instance at the time […] Read More

Quick Look: Veeam Agent for Linux 2.0 – Now With Cloud Connect

Just over a year ago Veeam Agent for Linux version 1.0 was released and for me still represents an important milestone for Veeam. During various presentations over the last twelve months I have talked about the fact that Linux backups haven’t really changed for twenty or so years and that the tried and trusted method […] Read More

Service Providers Be Aware: Samba Vulnerability is out there! SambaCry

Having worked in and around the service provider space for most of my career when I heard about the Linux variant of WannaCry, SambaCry last week, I thought to myself that it had the potential to be fairly impactful given there would be significant numbers of systems that use Samba for file services in the wild. In fact this […] Read More

Veeam Update: Community Podcast from VeeamOn London + Agent for Linux

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be in London attending the Veeam Vanguard Symposium organised and hosted by the Veeam Evangelist Team headed by Rick Vanover. The week was book-ended by the VeeamOn Forum at which I was invited to be part of a panel with other Vanguards hosted by Rick. The discussion was varied […] Read More

#VeeamON 2015: Announced: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free…for LINUX!

Today during the VeeamOn Keynote, one of the big announcements was that Veeam would be releasing a new Endpoint Backup product that extends support to Linux based physical (or Virtual) machines. This follows up from last years announcement of the Windows version which has been downloaded approximately 200,000 times since release proving that there is a […] Read More

How To: DELL DSET Report Tool Live CD and Linux VLAN Config

Here is a quick post on generating support logs for DELL cases if you are running VMware ESX(i) on any of the DELL server hardware. I had a CPU alert appear in my vSphere Hardware status and raised a support ticket with DELL. Previously I’ve had to wrestle with the config/setup of the DSET tool on ESX(i) […] Read More

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